08-13-2009, 07:39 AM
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no blacklights, i believe LED moonlights. different corals and things will appear different from tank to tank, not only will they have different colors, everyones lighting will be different. actinic lights or bulbs with a high K, like a 14 or 20k bulb will give corals more of a "popping" color however growth is slower as the K gets higher. for example, a 10,000K bulb will give better growth with less colors and a 20K will give better colors with less growth.
mysis is small shrimp. any LFS (local fish store) will most likely have it. get the frozen stuff and not the freeze dried. before using any frozen foods in your tank, get a fine mesh net and put the food into it and then into a food safe container, then tank a pipepette and squirt some tank water onto it to rinse the food, strain and repeat until the water is clear. you want to do this because frozen foods are high in phosphates, which is a main food for algae- which you dont want. i would try only feeding a tiny squirt at night when its feeding sweepers are out. avoid over feeding it as it will do more harm then good and avoid feeding it large foods as it will use more energy digesting it then it will get from eating it.